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File #: 0174X-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2017 In control: Klein
On agenda: 6/12/2017 Final action: 6/14/2017
Title: To Recognize and Declare June 9, 2017 “NAWBO Columbus Day” in the City of Columbus
Sponsors: Zach M. Klein, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shannon G. Hardin, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson


To Recognize and Declare June 9, 2017 “NAWBO Columbus Day”  in the City of Columbus



WHEREAS, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) - Columbus Chapter - provides a variety of resources, support and educational opportunities to Columbus women-owned businesses of all sizes; and


WHEREAS, NAWBO Columbus hosts informational and networking sessions for members and is frequently consulted for input on new Ohio regulations and laws that impact small business; and


WHEREAS, NAWBO Columbus exposes women business owners to impactful mentorships and programming; and


WHEREAS, in the State of Ohio, there are 306,824 women-owned businesses or 34% of firms - up 23%  since 2012; and


WHEREAS,10.2% of revenue is generated by women-owned businesses in Ohio or $43.9 billion of receipts; and


WHEREAS, the Columbus Chapter of NAWBO is the largest chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners in the Country and June 9, 2017 is the celebration of the 20th year of the annual NAWBO Columbus Visionary Awards Event at the Hyatt Regency Columbus;


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:  That this Council does hereby declare June 9, 2017 as NAWBO Columbus Day.